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  1. January 30, 2010 4:35 am

    Hi, we are going to be in Barbados from the 3rd to the 7th and the 5th is my gf’s birthday and I was wondering if you could recommend a good vegan friendly place I can take her to a nice dinner? Highly appreciative!

    • Taymer permalink*
      January 30, 2010 8:44 am

      The Tides has a good vegan plate but make a reservation first and say you guys are both vegetarians ….do not use the word vegan with some ppl in Barbados it is always a mess.

  2. taylor permalink
    February 26, 2010 2:17 pm

    Hi was reading your blog and was hoping you would send me the recipe for the vegan fish cake. My parents are Bajan but I did not grow up in the kitchen…therefore i just remember the taste of fish cakes and each time i am pregnant i go into those “realms” please send me the recipe!!!

  3. February 27, 2010 8:21 pm

    Hi Taymar
    I came across your blog whilst searching for vegan recipes for a dinner party. I’ve set myself a challenge; I’m cooking for 5 meat eaters and I’m not telling them that its vegan food until the end. I find some meat eaters can be terribly fussy! The ‘fish’ cakes look amazing and I’d love to put them on the menu,can you please send me the recipe. Many thanks in advance.
    Off to read more on your blog now – I’ve bookmarked it so will be back again and again!

    • Taymer permalink*
      March 10, 2010 9:17 am

      omg i totally forgot i hope I am not too late i will send u stuff today

  4. March 10, 2010 6:15 pm

    Great blog. We have put a link on the facebook page for Vegans and Vegetarians in Barbados. Keep up the great work and cooking.

  5. April 8, 2010 5:47 pm

    Hiiiiiiiiii! Long time no talk!

    Congrats on the book!

    I was hoping you might have a recipe suggestion for me. I have to make a dessert for my Fijian friend and her husband this weekend. Know any good ones?

    So excited for you!

  6. Lisa permalink
    June 14, 2010 6:41 am

    You know that every time I look for a Bajan recipe your blog comes up. I have hard time wrapping my brain around a Bajan vegan… A trini vegan I could see but anyhow… I have tried some of your recipes and they are nice.

  7. Fatimah permalink
    August 23, 2010 2:59 pm

    I have just spent the passt 45 minutes looking at your site, it’s amazing!!! I’m also living in Barbados for about a year and find myself cooking a lot of vegetarian and vegan meals (I’m Muslim and only eat halal meat which is hard to get here), you’re inspiring my next meals. Best of luck!!

  8. Erma Bryan permalink
    January 6, 2011 11:00 am

    From one Alleyneian to another, congratulations on your accomplisments and good luck with your future endeavors.I am one bajan who loves food and so loves to cook. I may not be as a cook as you are but I try.My sister is still doing her thing very quietly from our ‘home’ kitchen and I am reaping some of those benefits as she ships me some delights that that only a bajan could. Thanks for sharing and I am will be following you when i could……..I am health care professional and work the night shift. Please send me your fish cake recipe.

  9. jim permalink
    February 7, 2011 9:17 pm

    please put me on email list

  10. jim permalink
    February 7, 2011 9:18 pm

    please place on email list

    • Taymer permalink*
      February 7, 2011 9:20 pm

      join the facebook page to keep abreast with current news

  11. February 17, 2011 7:26 pm

    Hi Taymer! Thank you for providing such a great source of recipes and information! We’d love to feature one (or more) of your recipes using soy yogurt on our website and on facebook/twitter! Please feel free to email me directly! 🙂 Look forward to talking to you!

  12. March 11, 2011 4:36 pm

    Hello, My name is Kevin Maragh from Sugarman Candy. I saw your website and thought that I would just introduce myself. We are a candy wholesaler that distributes worldwide. We will be the lowest priced that you will find. If you are ever looking for other options to purchase candy at bottom prices, give me a call at (305) 982 8553. You will not be dissapointed, we are already the lowest priced distributor in Miami. Visit our website here: or go ahead and give me a call whenever you have a chance. Thank you and talk to you soon.

  13. May 29, 2011 12:10 pm

    If you have a newsletter, pls sign me up!

  14. Bajan Queen permalink
    June 1, 2011 3:20 pm


    As a fellow bajan I was thrilled to find this page. My husband and I have been talking about becoming vegetarians (well pescetarian really, being from Oistins I really don’t know how i would give up fish) for sometime now but i’ve been hesitant because us Bajans really like meat with our meals and I’ve not been able to find alternatives. I love how you showcase vegan alternatives to national favorites like fishcakes and macaroni pie. I find your blog inspiring and will use it as a resource in our journey. All the best.

  15. June 8, 2011 11:02 pm

    Just placed a hold on your book @ the library! I’m very excited!, esp after seeing the pix in this blog. I’m new to veganism, but not new to being a vegetarian. Anyway, I’m looking for a way to embrace my heritage with my new diet. There are a few Veg/Ital restos in Toronto (where I’m from) but they’re stuff (for the most part) is pretty bland.

    Thanks in advance. Think getting my hands on your book is gonna be awesome!

  16. June 8, 2011 11:04 pm

    PS: have u got a recipe for vegan curry goat?

    • Taymer permalink*
      June 8, 2011 11:21 pm

      I never ate goat in my life I know what it smells like a mile away but we dont consume a lot of goat in Barbados like other islands…well my household…I dont think anything can give off that tell tale almost gamey smell goat has….so no no recipe for vegan curried goat. There are lots of asian fake meats you can get and curry which can be a sub for curried goat.

  17. July 6, 2011 1:32 pm


    I absolutely love your recipes and would like to get hold of your book. I am an upcoming graduate of a major nutrition school in the US. I was born in Dominica, raised in England and resident in Canada. Looking to get a hold of your book in Dominica. Where can I et hold of a copy? Are the cassava pancakes & nutmeg syrup included?

    I hope we can connect as I am looking to do something in my new field in Dominica. Kindly email me your email address or telephone number. Well done! Cecilia

    • Taymer permalink*
      July 7, 2011 10:41 pm

      Hi I will send you an email later in the week thank you for connecting. Did you see the post about Dominica?

    • Taymer permalink*
      July 7, 2011 10:49 pm

      you are in Dominica now. It is at Jays bookstore in town.

  18. July 7, 2011 9:58 pm

    Hello Taymer,

    My name is Lorraine James & I’m writing you about a pot luck we’re having here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on the 19th of July. I’m a fan of your book, being of Jamaican descent, & some fellow vegan friends of mine suggested I contact you about donating your fabulous book for a draw. We have a few other vegan cookbook authors we’re contacting & yours will be the only “diverse” one there, which will mix things up for those used to typical North american “comfort food”.
    For more info & sending address, contact Shannon Thevegan at or find “Winnipeg Vegan Meetup” cause on facebook, along with @wpgveganmeetup on @twitter.

    We await your response.


    • Taymer permalink*
      July 7, 2011 10:00 pm

      no problem I will send u the deets

  19. July 31, 2011 5:42 pm

    Hi Ms. Taymer,

    I am Aaron Mottley, I am the author of The Obesity Myth: You’re Not OverWeight, You’re OverWaste. My father, an original Bajan, are coming down from Wash., DC in September and I would like to meet up and get to know first hand from a fellow veggie/author about Island life from the veggie/writer perspective. I am also a Kemetic(Egyptia) Yoga Instr. and Holistic Health Consultant.

    I see you’ve been blogging a long time, I started out blogging for a brief moment. Along with everything else the social media can work you. I’m sure you will find even more ways to be productive with the time you will have since today is the last of the blog Guess I found you just in the nick of time.

    Stay Blessed,

    Master Aaron,
    Internal Fitness Trainer

  20. January 14, 2012 6:06 pm

    Awaiting your return.

  21. Taymer permalink*
    January 21, 2012 5:00 pm

    I have a recipe for roast bake and St. Martin baked Johnny Cakes..I can blog abt it in say 4 weeks.. I will add that to the list. All the things that say patties are baked I do not have any fried patties in my book. I do not know empanadas enough to have a recipe for viva vegan has one but I will check to see if that is fried. In the book there is a jug jug where the main ingredient is pigeon pea and I was working on a pate or hummus with that but I did not get it right yet need to mix with chickpeas…but the jug is worth trying very good. Cabbage I do something with that with seaweed not sure if that is your thing…i am assuming u want something with no added oils….will think abt the cabbage

  22. Charlotte permalink
    February 7, 2012 3:57 pm

    WOW this web site looks great !!!! Is there a way that I can subscribe ??? 🙂

  23. April 1, 2012 2:09 pm

    I just found your delicious site and love it 🙂
    I’m reading the post on samosas (drool), and while I’m so late to comment it may not matter anymore, I think the sauce you had might have been plum sauce, sometimes called duck sauce.
    Thank you for the blog, and your cookbook is on my “want!” list.

  24. Righteous Executioner permalink
    April 5, 2012 5:55 pm

    You coon sambo BITCH. I bet your white man cums all in your face and lets you suck his dog off you piece of shit. You’re a disgrace to your ancestors who were raped and burned all over your island by your husbands family.

    Jesus christ is coming back, and he’s going to KILL YOU.

    Proverb 11:21, “Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.”

  25. August 19, 2012 2:43 pm

    Hi Taymar

    I do love your recipes and was sad to hear you stopped the blog last year.

    In fact this week I am focusing on Caribbean recipes especially Bajan, and Trinidadian (is that right, sorry if it ain’t!) on the facbook page/group and the site prior to a section coming soon.

    My Company RawSkinFood though a natural skincare brand is branching out (and always wanted it too) as it is all about lifetstyle, myself i will look to do new recipes per week/month which will be Vegan and also with a focus on being 8 Common Food Allergen Free, culminating in a pdf/book eventually.

    On my site we will have a new section by mid sept on the site called Food and Recipes and what I would like to do with your permission is be able to steer traffic for people wanting to learn how to do Vegan Caribbean recipes (as their isn’t many sites with that focus where they are easy to cook from or actually see what they look like while making) to you as an advisor and so on, plus try to persuade people to buy the book.

    Further down the road, I will be setting up a ustream channel for chefs all over the world to have a platform to promote their recipes and help not just Vegans, but veggies, and people with food intolerance such as coeliacs and so on.

    As that can be the initial struggle.

    Could you email me your other details to please as i would like to talk to you further about this.

    Glad your back and your advice i feel will be very advantageous not only to my customer base but to the world of Veganism, and culinary delights.

    This is a huge project along with running the skincare brand but i believe is paramount to the personalised service my company will offer.

    Many Thanks

    Richard Clark
    Raw Skin Food MD

    P.S Could you remove this negative comment from Righteous Executioner (lovely name if ever i have heard of one!), clearly doesn’t get out much, but it looks a bit weird as we all like to promote positivity not Vulgarity.

  26. Bridget Young permalink
    March 15, 2014 7:01 pm

    Hello Taymer,
    I just purchased your book and it’s wonderful. I looked you up online and see that your blog is finished. I read many of the last entries and feel so sad. You’re so talented at so many things! You need a true break from everything. You sound so disillusioned and burned out. Time is a great equalizer and that’s what you need- lots of time. Remember, you’re so much better than all the stuff swirling around you. You’ll find your way, it will just take some time. I realize this perhaps doesn’t seem very helpfuI. I just want you to know that there are good people in the world that think you’re amazing and are so grateful for this beautiful book. Take care.

  27. Joyce permalink
    March 25, 2014 10:37 am

    where can I get fresh cut banana leaves in Canada for recipes.

  28. Pam Lazano permalink
    November 19, 2014 1:00 pm

    I am looking for a raw chef to make food for us for 7 days while on holiday in Barbados. Do you know of anyone that can do this? Mainly to make dinner for us each evening.

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